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President Vetoes Keystone Pipeline Bill

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President Barack Obama says no to the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Tuesday, the president vetoed the bill, his third veto in office. In order to pass the bill now, congress will need a two-thirds majority in both chambers.

The pipeline would carry crude oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Environmentalists have been against its construction, but proponents say the project will create new jobs.

Senator Steve Daines responded to President Obama's veto, condemning the action as a sign of Obama's "war on energy."

“President Obama is standing firmly against thousands of good-paying American jobs and domestic energy independence,” Daines stated. “Instead of advancing economic opportunity for hardworking Montana families, the President is instead perpetuating his war on energy and standing as a barrier to affordable energy. With one stroke of the pen, President Obama chose political grandstanding over the overwhelming bipartisan approval of Congress and the American people. I will continue to fight to find other avenues for construction of this shovel-ready project that help will lower energy prices, produce millions of dollars in tax revenue and create hundreds of jobs for hardworking Montanans.”

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